Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Symphyotrichum foliaceum -- (Leafy Aster)

photos by Susan McDougall


Symphyotrichum foliaceum

A common aster of subalpine meadows, this is a tall aster with long leaves, broader near the tip; they have tiny "ears" at the base.

Location: Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 4, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7775, -121.7449, 4673
Date: August 4, 2013
Symphyotrichum foliaceum

The many heads have a few flowers on each. The flowers are broad with purplish rays. This is variety parryi.

Location: Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 4, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7775, -121.7449, 4673
Date: August 4, 2013
Symphyotrichum foliaceum

The white hairs on the stem are visible in this photo of a mature seed head.

Location: Dege Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 7, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Dege Peak trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9183, -121.6167, 6682
Date: September 7, 2016

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